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16 years for man who tried to kill 4 year old boy in Mansfield.
A man's been jailed for trying to kill a 4 year old boy and dumping his body in a Nottinghamshire street.
52-year-old Steven Frogg stabbed the child - who can't be named for legal reasons - with a kitchen knife, while he was looking after him at his home in Mansfield in April last year.
The judge said it was a "ferocious and frenzied attack" as he sentenced him to 16 years behind bars.
Detective Sergeant Phil Sims, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
"This was a frenzied and unthinkable attack on a very young child who thought he was safe in Frogg's care.
Frogg not only inflicted a series of horrific injuries on the boy, but also left him for dead on the pavement right outside his flat.
His blatant disregard for the welfare of the youngster is completely incomprehensible.
Despite being found in his blood-stained flat, wearing blood-stained clothes, and with the weapon lying nearby, Frogg refused to comment in interview and has given no explanation for his disturbing actions - a further torment to his victim's family.
Thankfully the boy survived the attack and has since recovered but he carries scars both physically and psychologically.
He is young and so I hope he has little memory of the events of that day, but I have no doubt his family, those members of the public who went to his aid, and the paramedics and police officers who attended the scene, will struggle to forget what they were faced with that day.''